08 May 2016

Kate's Jewelry Box: The Collins Tanzanite Suite

Kate attends a service of commemoration for British troops who served in Afghanistan (Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

The Duchess of Cambridge's jewelry box is full of eye-catching suites, but one of the most glittering and vibrant sets is her diamond and tanzanite necklace and coordinating earrings.




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Kate debuted the set, which is made of platinum, at a service of commemoration at St. Paul's Cathedral in 2015. The event honored British troops who served in Afghanistan.


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Above, you can see a detailed close-up of both the necklace and earrings. The earrings can be worn either as studs, as Kate does, or as pear-shaped dangles. Each electric-blue, pear-shaped tanzanite weighs more than six carats.


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The necklace and earrings were made by G. Collins and Sons, a British firm based in Tunbridge Wells. The company's owner, Harry Collins, is the current crown jeweller.


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In April, Kate wore the set in public for a second time when she, William, and Harry welcomed President and Mrs. Obama to Kensington Palace for dinner.